They reached the northern edge of Corio Bay — the area of Port Phillip that Geelong now fronts — on 16 December ,  and it was at this time they reported that the Aboriginals called the area Corayo, the bay being called Djillong. Tuckey to investigate alternate sites. Gold was discovered in nearby Ballarat in , causing the Geelong population to grow to 23, people by the mids. The Geelong Hospital was opened in , and construction on the Geelong Town Hall commenced in
When this proved unsuccessful, he bought the Advertiser and made himself editor of the now-merged papers. Melbourne critics dubbed Geelong 'Sleepy Hollow',  a tag that recurred many times in the following years. Gold rush[ edit ] View of Geelong. Gold was discovered in nearby Ballarat in , causing the Geelong population to grow to 23, people by the mids. In , the clipper Lightning caught fire at the Yarra Street pier and was cast adrift in Corio Bay to burn before finally sunk by artillery fire. They were embedded in the stone in such a way that he believed that they had been there for — years, possibly dropped by Portuguese explorers. The city gained a number of essential services, with electric light supplied by the Geelong Power Station starting in , the Geelong Harbour Trust was formed in December ,  and the Geelong Waterworks and Sewerage Trust formed in By , Geelong had displaced Ballarat as Victoria's second-largest city. In , he switched to Geelong, which he represented until , and served as Victorian Premier in , —, and — In this same year, Buckley surrendered to the party led by John Helder Wedge and was later pardoned by Lieutenant-Governor Sir George Arthur , and subsequently given the position of interpreter to the natives. The Eastern Beach foreshore beautification and pool was completed in after almost 10 years of work. The town of Geelong officially became a city on 8 December The area of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula was originally occupied by the Wathaurong Indigenous Australian tribe. A number of industries became established in Geelong, including Victoria's first woollen mill at South Geelong in The woollen mills closed in and hectares of warehouse space in the city centre were left empty after wool-handling practices changed. During this time, Murray explored the Geelong area and, whilst on the far side of the bay, claimed the entire area for Britain. The first parking meters in the city were introduced in , new petrol stations were constructed and the city's first supermarket, operated by Woolworths , opened in Early history and foundation[ edit ] Aerial panorama of Geelong facing the bay. Industrial growth continued with a second cement works operating at Waurn Ponds by  and the Alcoa Point Henry aluminium smelter constructed in In January , Surveyor-General Charles Grimes arrived at Port Phillip in the sloop Cumberland and mapped the area, including the future site of Geelong,  but reported the area was unfavourable for settlement and returned to Sydney on 27 February. They reached the northern edge of Corio Bay — the area of Port Phillip that Geelong now fronts — on 16 December ,  and it was at this time they reported that the Aboriginals called the area Corayo, the bay being called Djillong. Further industrial growth occurred with the Fyansford cement works established in Tuckey to investigate alternate sites. The Geelong Hospital was opened in , and construction on the Geelong Town Hall commenced in Smythe three weeks after Melbourne, and was gazetted as a town on 10 October
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